Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Cutter is right, guys -
I waited too long - they are all gone now.
What do you do when you are in trouble? Who do you turn to when you are besieged on every side by those that seek to harm you? In an emergency, do you look for glass to break, as the old fire-alarms used to say?
As Christians, we are to follow the example of Jesus Christ; He shows us what we are supposed to be doing. What did He do in every such situation? He prayed! Prayer was not just his regular habit, but his resort in every emergency, however small or great. When perplexed he prayed. When hard pressed by work he prayed. When hungry for fellowship he communed with our Father in prayer. He chose his associates and received his messages through communication in prayer. When he was tempted, he prayed. When he found himself criticized, he prayed. On those occasions when he was fatigued in body or wearied in spirit, his one unfailing habit was prayer. Prayer brought him unmeasured power at the beginning, and kept the flow unbroken and undiminished throughout his ministry here on this earth. There was no emergency, no difficulty, no need, no temptation that would not yield to prayer for Jesus then, nor for us today.
Just a few of the times that Jesus prayed were:
Mark 1:35 (KJV);
"And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed."
Mark 6:46 (KJV);
"And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray."
Luke 5:16 (KJV);
"And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed."
And, on the final night before the time of his suffering and death, he prayed again in
Luke 22:41-42 (KJV);
"And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done."
How about you?
When do you pray?
Only when the world is falling apart, or upon every occasion possible?
May God bless you, guys -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.